27 Jun 2012

Pasta in mushroom sauce not gone my way...

The recipe we followed, but we left out the wine http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/everyday-italian/rigatoni-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-recipe/index.html

Today me and my friends decided to make pasta with mushroom sauce. So we went to the grocery store got all the ingredients we needed and started cooking it, everything went well until my sister came into the kitchen. When she came in the pasta was nearly cooked and we were working on the sauce, while I was getting the vegetable stock ready she decided to put the beginning stages of the sauce (mushrooms, shallots and garlic) and start mixing it with the drained pasta, we still had to add water,vegetable stock and cheese. I became furious, for once me and my friends were successfully cooking a meal rather than messing it up and having to resort to boxed mac & cheese. My friends backed off as they saw my face turn red as my sister added the vegetable stock and pasta water to the pasta, I was mortified I was about to let the stock reduce a bit in another pan before adding it so that the sauce would be thicker. My sister stared at my red face not even apologising for what she had done. Okay I know i'm over reacting and that it was a mistake but I really wanted to show my friends that I could cook. So my sister came in took control ruined the dish and left. Alright so she added the cheese and the sauce wasn't horrible and she added more cheese to thicken the sauce, but she didn't even apologise she just kept making it seem like I was over reacting, I hated how she could do that but as we tasted the pasta, it actually wasn't bad but the sauce was watery and i felt i could taste the vegetable stock. My friends didn't hate it and neither did my sister so overall it was'nt ruined, and I was  glad because I did not want to have to cook another meal again, I was starving and just wanted to eat. I was also mad that my sister took control of cooking the meal, I wanted to cook I was Waiting since yesterday to cook with my friends, I guess it just hurt my pride,and I was over reacting.

Summer party

This summer is one of those summer's that i'm expecting to be awful. a few of my closest friend are away and i'm not going to the city I usually go to. Me and my friend spent over 3 hours skyping each other, and during that time we tried to figure out places and things to do. We decided that we'd go to parties, the beach, malls and just hang out. Only problem we can't go to the beach, we weren't invited to any parties and we wouldn't be able to see each other everyday, the malls are awful and so with nowhere to go and nothing to do we decided to have our on party, so next week were throwing a pool party at my house, and while we were making the list of people who we were going to invite we realised we had nobody, most of our friends had gone somewhere during there summer and so our list of people is maximum amount was 13 including ourselves, people leaving and even people who we hardly knew. We called it a party anyway's but not dressy and now i'm just hoping for it to be fun. everyone we knew staying the summer in our home town is sulking about how boring this summer is going to be and we weren't going to let that happen, it was the only summer that I stayed in my home town, and the only one that I would be with my classmates even if it was just 13 of us, and we lived in the least eventful city in the world. What i'm saying is don't wait for someone else to make this summer eventful and fun, do it yourself. 

26 Jun 2012

Summer/School 2012

Summer/School 2012

Summer its the time we get off school, the time to chill, relax, have fun, enjoy life. The time were we can surround ourselves with who we want to be surrounded by, unlike at school, where we go and see the same faces over and over again, and we can't just leave or go to a different room. It can get frustrating, we start to get bored of the same routine, and after a while it gets under our skin and everything and everyone irritates us. Well I am glad I have a few months to free myself from any rumors, gossip, drama, fights, homework, teachers and most of all arguments. Its not like I won't have arguments with people in the summer, but at least that’s with my family and just them. In school its with classmates who as soon as you put in your thought and idea's that even slightly don't agree with there’s, you get the cold shoulder and not from them but also there friends (have you ever done that to someone? I'll admit I have done something similar, though not as harsh). I love how whenever there’s a simple disagreement we blow it out of proportion the stress of school can make us do things, like stress over everything that isn't related to our education so that we can escape the books. We let disagreements/actions tear friendships and even acquaintances apart when they can be fixed. Instead of trying to fix the problem we ignore it and end up trying to reason the disagreement by talking to someone about what we find the other person did wrong and sometimes even ending up bitching about him or her, even when we didn't intend to. 

22 Jun 2012

Hair chalking

I have long dark brown/black hair and a few strands of dyed blonde hair that hardly show's and i would like to dip dye my hair although i am not sure if i would like it. So i decided to chalk my hair instead of going to the salon and paying for my hair to be dip dyed non permanently, since i can't find non permanent hair dyes or hair colouring sprays in blue or purple, I thought hair chalking would be a great idea. I still have not done it although i wanna know what you guys think about hair chalking

Here's a few examples i got from the internet:

17 Jun 2012

Crepe dentelles

Crepe dentelles, 
                         For the past month I have been in love with making crepe dentelles, I usually make a batch of 20 but only 5 work out every time, I made some for my cousins and they loved it, its crispy sugary and the whip cream filling makes it even better. What I also like about these is that they only take 5 mins in the oven so its okay if I mess them up because 5 mins later I would have some more ready. I used this recipe from youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo3QeZrkG98 I used my large ikea brush as the cylinder  and found that it worked great, you can also use a knife if you want thin crepes but i like the whip cream filling which you can't fill the crepes with if the crepe is thin so I always roll it. 

This is how it looks like if you roll it with a knife, I just got this picture from searching crepe dentelles up on google images, I used to eat boxed crepe dentelles like this all the time as a kid so i'm glad I can now make them at home.

I hope you try this recipe out it does take a few try's to get the rolling of the crepe right but once you get the hang of it you will never stop making them.

16 Jun 2012

               So it's been way too long since i published a post but I'm finally done with school and i started my summer no more IG's <3. Although i'm thinking of taking an extra AS in the summer so maybe this summer won't be as fun, but thats okay since i'm not going anywhere this summer and will have a lot of time to spare. So before my summer i had 2 weeks off before my last exam which was a biology multiple choice, that i already studied for since i studied for the biology practical exam and so for those 2 weeks i went on a little pre-summer holiday with my family. We went to Sharm-EL-Sheikh in Egypt, I went diving,swimming,parasailing and failed at water skiing and heres a few pictures. I also saw a guitar shark while diving at sharks bay, which is known not to have sharks since the boats and tourists scared them away so when we saw the shark it was an amazing experience especially since we didn't think we would see a shark.  Enjoy the pictures <3

Pictures of the view form the boat.

Ship wreck

Fish i saw under water

Parasailing pictures,

Parasailing actually wasn't scary at all but really fun although i kept looking down to see if a shark was going to jump out of the water, even though there aren't sharks in the area.

The moon through a telescope <3 

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